Explore Insight 2020



Speakers

Learn from our nation’s top industry experts in home health and hospice

Lisa Selman-Holman

Lisa Selman-Holman
JD, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-O, HCS-D, Ambassador, Founder, Selman-Holman, Briggs Healthcare

Lisa Selman-Holman, JD, BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C, HCS-O, is a home care veteran with more than 30 years spent in home health and hospice, both as an RN and as an attorney practicing exclusively in home care. She is the President of Selman-Holman & Associates, A Briggs Healthcare Company, a full-service home care consulting firm; CoDR-Coding Done Right, a coding outsource and audit company; and CodeProU, online coding and OASIS education. Lisa’s extensive experience in home care provides great insight into clinical operations. She is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM Trainer.

Teresa Northcutt
BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-H, OASIS and Quality Specialist, Senior Associate Consultant, Selman-Holman, Briggs Healthcare

Teresa Northcutt, BSN, RN, COS-C, HCS-D, HCS-H, has provided educational programs on OASIS assessment, ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding, agency communications and processes, documentation, quality outcome improvement, and care transitions for regional and state conferences. With 35+ years of experience as Clinical Services and QI/Education manager with home health agencies, a hospital patient educator and quality improvement facilitator, and a program manager with Primaris, the Missouri QIO, Teresa brings comprehensive and contemporary knowledge of home care and quality improvement methods. Teresa joined Selman-Holman and Associates in 2011, and is certified in OASIS competency (COS-C), Homecare Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) and Homecare Coding Specialist – Hospice (HCS-H).

Jolee “Susie” Adams
BSN, RN, HCS-D, Coding Specialist, LHC Group

Susie Adams, BSN, RN, HCS-D, is a Coding Specialist for LHC Group, Inc., Lafayette, Louisiana. Adams has been in the Home Health and Hospice setting for the last 12 years, holding various positions of field nurse, Performance Improvement Nurse, Hospice Director, and Outcomes Coordinator. Adams currently serves her company as a coding educator as well as an internal coding auditor. Adams provides ongoing educational opportunities to coders and agency leaders. In addition, she serves as a coding resource to both the coding team as well as agency leaders when they are faced with unusual or complex coding scenarios. She is actively involved in orienting new clinicians to standards of ethical coding and coding requirements. Presently, Adams is focusing on training staff members to raise the bar on competency for wound and complication coding to meet the demands of PDGM enhancements.

Kristi Bajer
BSN, RN, COS-C, VP of Clinical Operations, OperaCare

Kristi Bajer BSN, RN, COS-C, started her home health career as an RN case manager. Over time she became the Director of Nursing, Administrator and most recently, Regional Director over 6 agencies in Texas. As a regional director, she facilitated four successful accreditation surveys by The Joint Commission and used evidence-based practice and reduced her agencies readmissions by 70%. Kristi works with agencies to align processes and efficiencies to meet PDGM and RCD standards. She teaches agencies how to use data along with the QA team to ensure OASIS accuracy and drive clinical care to increase patient outcomes.

Sue Kennedy

Sue Kennedy
RN, BS, CWOCN, FACCWS, HCS-D, COS-C

Sue’s professional experience has included 39 years as a Registered Nurse and 25 years as a Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse. She attended the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center WOC Nurse Education Program graduating in 1994. Having accumulated a broad range of experience as a hospital based clinician, a home health clinician, and as a Clinical Practice Specialist, she has spent the last 26 years working with a focus in the Home Care Practice Setting. She is knowledgeable regarding the WOCN Society best practices relating to in-patient and home based wound and ostomy management. Experience has included shared responsibility for development and implementation of corporate wide educational programs targeted to multi-disciplinary staff, development of wound care teams in post acute care settings including home care and long term acute care facilities, and assisting with chart audits for nationwide managed care and post acute care companies. She has also received her certification for Home Care ICD-10 Coding and OASIS.

Diana “Dee” Kornetti
PT, MA, HCS-D, HCS-C, Owner/Founder, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions

Dee, a physical therapist for 30 years, is a past administrator and co-owner of a Medicare-certified home health agency. Dee now provides training and education to home health industry providers as Owner/Founder of a consulting business, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions, with her business partners Cindy Krafft and Sherry Teague. Dee is a nationally recognized speaker in the areas of home care, standardized tests and measures in the field of physical therapy, therapy training and staff development, including OASIS, coding, and documentation, in the home health arena. She is current President of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Home Health Section and serves on the APTA’s national Post-Acute Work Group. She serves as the President of the Association of Homecare Coding and Compliance, and a member of the Association of Home Care Coders Advisory Board and Panel of Experts. She has served as a content expert for standard setting for Decision Health’s Board of Medical Specialty Coding (BSMC) home care coding (HCS-D) and OASIS (HCS-O) credentialed exams. She serves on Medbridge’s Advisory Board for development of educational content on its home health platform and has authored several courses related to OASIS, CoPs and therapy.

Cindy Krafft
PT, MS, HCS-O, Owner/Founder, Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions

Cindy Krafft PT, MS, HCS-O brings more than 20 years of home health expertise that ranges from direct patient care to operational / management issues as well as a passion for understanding regulations. Years spent in the direct patient environment solidified that this was the optimal setting for the provision of effective and efficient interdisciplinary care as it focuses on functionality and patient centered care delivery. Recognition that the providing care in the home environment presents both unique opportunities and challenges is clearly evident in both training and consultation activities. For the past 15 years, Cindy has been a nationally recognized educator in the areas of documentation, regulation, therapy utilization and OASIS. She has and currently serves on multiple Technical Expert Panels with CMS Contractors working on clinical and payment reforms and bundled payment care initiatives. Her focus is on providing the knowledge and tools critical to the post-acute continuum of care to operationalize external requirements while keeping the driver of care where it needs to be – the needs of each patient being cared for. Cindy has been involved at the senior leadership level for the Home Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association for more than 10 years and is the immediate Past President of that organization. She is on the editorial board of Home Healthcare Now and a frequently sought out expert contributor for other home health publications. Cindy is an active member of the National Association of Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) and currently serves on multiple committees. She has written 3 books – The How-to Guide to Therapy Documentation, An Interdisciplinary Approach to Home Care and the Handbook to Home Health Therapy Documentation – and co-authored her fourth, The Post-Acute Care Guide to Maintenance Therapy with her business partner Diana Kornetti.

Annette Lee
RN, MS, HCS-D, COS-C, Founder, Provider Insights

Annette is a registered nurse, with a Master’s in Healthcare Administration, practicing since 1990, with the majority of her nursing experience in home health. For over a decade she worked with the CMS intermediary where she provided review of, and education on home health and hospice payment and documentation. Annette then founded Provider Insights, Inc. to provide consultation and education regarding Medicare reimbursement issues and effective documentation strategies, assisting providers with ADRs and appeals. Today she marries together her experience in the “real world” and the inside knowledge of Medicare to ensure providers can meet the requirements of CMS, and ensure compliant, efficient operations. She presents nationally on OASIS, PPS, documentation and coverage. Annette holds both the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical and the Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis certification.

M. Aaron Little
CPA, Managing Director, BKD

Aaron is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 20 years of experience with BKD and oversees the operations of BKD Health Care Billing & Revenue Cycle Services, a special team that manages the billing and revenue cycle operations for more than 100 home health, hospice and senior living organizations throughout the nation. A CPA and leading national home care and hospice consultant, he is frequently sought for his expertise on revenue cycle operations, compliance, and reimbursement matters.

Michael McGowan
President & Founder, OperaCare

Michael McGowan is a former State/CMS Region IX OASIS coordinator and president of OPERACARE. Based in Socorro NM. Michael has 20 years’ experience in home health consulting. He has worked to help agencies understand audit causing behavior patterns and increase viability. Now an automated process, his company utilizes proactive and predictive OASIS analytics during the Quality Assurance processes to exploit the entirety of the PDGM payment system, establish financial stability, minimize ADR’s & Audit risks, and monitor OASIS outcomes.

Petria McKelvey
President, Precision Medical Billing

Petria McKelvey is CEO and Founder of Precision Medical Billing (PMB), a leading provider of customized medical billing and auditing solutions for home health and hospice agencies, physicians, and hospitals across the U.S. With 31 years of experience in the medical billing industry, Petria’s expertise runs wide and deep. Throughout her career, she has helped hundreds of private practitioners and healthcare organizations solve their billing challenges and recover millions of dollars in lost revenues to successfully keep their doors not only open but profitable. To date, she has personally performed more than 1,000 audits and revenue recoveries nationwide. Petria’s passion is taking care of healthcare providers by ensuring they have successful revenue cycle management, so healthcare providers can get back to their patients.

Lynn Speckels
BSN, RN, HCS-D, COS-C | Owner and Operator, Medical Coding Answers, LLC

Lynn is a registered nurse by trade with an accounting background She has 25 years’ experience in the home health industry from working in the field as a clinician, a case manager, director/vice-president, and then many years of consulting with agencies assisting with Quality Improvement and Outcome Based Quality Initiatives and Research, education and conferences on topics to include ICD10 Coding, OASIS, Documentation, Regulatory Requirements, and Potential Fraud & Abuse Issues. She currently owns and operates Medical Coding Answers, LLC. a coding and consulting business for home health agencies as well as serves as an Administrator and Director at Hendrick HouseCalls a privately owned hospital-based home health agency. Lynn maintains her HCS-D coding certification through the Board of Medical Specialty Coding and her OASIS certification through OASIS Answers.



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